A 7-bp insertion in the 3' untranslated region suggests the duplication and concerted evolution of the rabbit SRY gene

  • Armando Geraldes1, 2 and

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    • Nuno Ferrand1Email author

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      Genetics Selection Evolution200638:313

      DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-38-3-313

      Received: 12 August 2005

      Accepted: 14 December 2005

      Published: 26 April 2006


      In this work we report the genetic polymorphism of a 7-bp insertion in the 3' untranslated region of the rabbit SRY gene. The polymorphic GAATTAA motif was found exclusively in one of the two divergent rabbit Y-chromosomal lineages, suggesting that its origin is more recent than the separation of the O. c. algirus and O. c. cuniculus Y-chromosomes. In addition, the remarkable observation of haplotypes exhibiting 0, 1 and 2 7-bp inserts in essentially all algirus populations suggests that the rabbit SRY gene is duplicated and evolving under concerted evolution.

      rabbit SRY gene polymorphic insertion duplication concerted evolution

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      Authors’ Affiliations

      CIBIO, Centro de Investigação em Biodiversidade e Recursos Genéticos, Campus Agrário de Vairão, 4485-661 Vairão, e Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
      IREC, Instituto de Investigación en Recursos Cinegéticos (CSIC/UCLM/JCCLM)


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